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Dr. Amy Fagan


Postdoctoral Fellow
Lunar and Planetary Institute
3600 Bay Area Boulevard
Houston, TX 77058
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Publications

 

Selected Recent Publications

Fagan A.L., Joy K.H., Bogard D.D., and Kring D.A. (2014) Ages of globally distributed lunar paleoregoliths and soils from 3.9 Ga to the present, Earth, Moon, and Planets, LPI Contribution #1779

 

Elardo S.M., Shearer C.K., Fagan A.L., Borg L.E., Gaffney A.M., Burger P.V., Neal C.R., Fernandes V.A., and McCubbin F.M. (2014) The origin of young mare basalts inferred from lunar meteorites NWA 4734, NWA 032, and LAP 02205, Meteoritics and Planetary Science, 49, 261–291.

 

Fagan A.L., Neal C.R., Simonetti A., Donohue P.H. and O’Sullivan K.M. (2013) Distinguishing between Apollo 14 Impact Melt and Pristine Mare Basalt Samples by Geochemical and Textural Analyses of Olivine. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 106, 429–445

 

Fagan A.L. and Sakimoto S.E.H. (2012) An investigation of Martian northern high-latitude and polar impact crater interiors: Atypical interior topographic features and cavity wall slopes. Meteoritics & Planetary Science, 47, 970–991, doi:10.1111/j.1945-5100.2012.01365.x

 

Fagan A.L., Sakimoto S.E.H., and Hughes S.S. (2010) Formation constraints on Martian north polar volcanic edifices. Journal of Geophysical Research, 115, E07013, doi:10.1029/2009JE003476.

 

Submitted Manuscripts

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (under revision) A new basalt type from Apollo 16: 40+
years later.

 

Neal C.R., Donohue P.H., Fagan A.L., O’Sullivan K.M., Oshrin J.G. and Roberts S. (submitted) Distinguishing between basalts produced by endogenic volcanism and impact processes: A non-destructive method using quantitative petrography of lunar basaltic samples, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

 

Manuscripts in Progress

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (in progress) Negative Eu anomaly Plagioclase in Apollo 16 Impact Melt (60635 & 64817) and Cataclastic Anorthosite (60618): evidence for KREEPy target materials.

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (in progress) Petrologic Investigation of Apollo 16 Impact Melts.

 

Conference Presentations

2014

 

Fagan A.L., Joy K.H., Bogard D.D. and Kring D.A. (2014) Investigating a potential impact pulse in the Earth-Moon system ~2 Ga, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 45th, abstract #1907.

 

Altomare C.M, Fagan A.L., and Kring D.A. (2014) Eolian deposits of pyroclastic volcanic debris in Meteor Crater, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 45th, abstract #1448.

 

Joy K.H., Zolensky M., Fagan A., Crawford I., and Kring D. (2014) The Moon as an archive of small body migration in the Solar System, Science and Challenges of Lunar Sample Return Workshop.

2013

 

Fagan A.L., Joy K.H., Bogard D.D. and Kring D.A. (2013) Trapped Ar-40/Ar-36 Closure Ages of Lunar Regolith Breccias: 3.9 Ga to Present, Lunar Science Forum, 6th, Virtual Forum

 

Elardo S.M., Shearer C.K., Fagan A.L., Borg L.E., Gaffney A.M., Burger P.V., Neal C.R., and McCubbin F.M. (2013) The origin of young mare basalts inferred from lunar meteorites NWA 4734, NWA 032, and LAP 02205, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 44th, abstract #2762.

 

Fagan A.L., Joy K.H., and Kring D.A. (2013) Trapped 40Ar/36Ar closure ages of Apollo 15 regolith samples lithified over the past 3 billion years, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 44th, abstract #2392.

 

Fagan A.L., Neal C.R, Beard S.P., and Swindle T.D. (2013) bulk composition and 40Ar-39Ar age dating suggests impact melt sample 67095 may be exotic to the Apollo 16 site, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 44th, abstract #3075.

2012

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2012), 60639 Basalt identity crisis: origin from Apollo 11, 12, or elsewhere?, Lunar Science Forum, 5th, NASA Ames.

 

Dove A., Poppe A., Fagan A.L., Neish C., Fuqua H., Kramer G., Szalay J., and Horanyi M. (2012) LunGradCon: The Lunar Graduate Student Conference, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 43rd, abstract #2713.

 

Elardo S.M., Shearer C.K., Fagan A.L., Neal C.R., Burger P.V., and Borg L.E. (2012) Diversity in Low-Ti Mare MAgmatism and Mantle Sources: A Perspective from Lunar Meteorites NWA 4734, NWA 032, and LAP 02205, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 43rd, abstract 2648.

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2012) Apollo 11-type basalts from Apollo 16: a new type of High-Ti basalt?, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 43rd, abstract #1429.

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2012) Negative Eu anomalies in plagioclase: KREEP-like contaminant of impact melt?, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 43rd, abstract #1426.

 

Neal C.R. and Fagan A.L. (2012) Petrogenesis of Apollo 16 Impact Melts, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 43rd, abstract #2248.

 

2011

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2011) Anomalous plagioclase Compositions from Apollo 16 Impact Melts: Modification of Impact Melts on the Lunar Surface, Am. Geophys. Union Fall Meeting, abstract #P11I–06.

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2011), A Unique Petrogenesis for Impact Melt Samples Around the Apollo 16 Lunar Module, Lunar Science Forum, 4th, NASA Ames.

 

Fagan A.L., Neal C.R., Simonetti A., Donohue P., and O’Sullivan K. (2011), Distinguishing Between Apollo 14 High-Alumina (HA) Basalts and Impact-Generated Olivine Vitrophyres (OVs), LunGradCon, 2nd, NASA Ames.

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2011), Comparative Planetology: Impact Melt Sample Return from the Moon, Mercury, and Mars, The Importance of Solar System Sample Return Missions to the Future of Planetary Science Workshop, abstract #5017.

 

Fagan A.L., Neal C.R., and Simonetti A. (2011), Distinguishing between Apollo 14 high-alumina basalts and olivine vitrophyres: textural and chemical analyses of olivines, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 42nd, abstract #2149.

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2011), Crystallization conditions of Apollo 16 impact melts, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf. 42nd, abstract #2137.

 

Neal C.R., Donohue P., Fagan A.L., Hui H., and O’Sullivan K. (2011) Using Quantitative petrography to distinguish between pristine basalts and impact melts from the Moon

 

2010

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2010), Apollo 16 Sample 60635: Evidence for assimilated KREEP-rich material?, Lunar Science Forum, 3rd, NASA Ames.

 

Fagan A.L. (2010), Overview: Of the Moon, LunGradCon, 1st, NASA Ames.

 

Fagan A.L. and Neal C.R. (2010), Apollo 16 Impact Melt vs Basalt: Textural and Chemical Analyses, Goldschmidt, Knoxville, TN.

 

Ennis M.E., Fagan A.L., Pogue J.N., Porter S., Snape J.F., and Kring D.A. (2010) Lunar Farside Volcanism: Potential Sampling Localities within South Pole-Aitken Basin, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 41st, abstract #2512.

 

Fagan A.L., Ennis M.E., Pogue J.N., Porter S., Snape J.F., Neal C.R., and Kring D.A. (2010), Science-rich Mission Sites within South Pole-Aitken Basin, Part 1: Antoniadi Crater, Lunar Planet. Sci Conf., 41st, abstract #2467.

 

Snape J.F., Fagan A.L., Ennis M.E., Pogue J.N., Porter S., Neal C.R., and Kring D.A. (2010) Science-rich Mission Sites within South Pole-Aitken Basin, Part 2: Von Karman Crater, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 41st, abstract # 1857.

 

Fagan A.L., Neal C.R., and Simonetti A. (2010), Apollo 14 Olivine Vitrophyres: Geochemical Evidence for Heterogeneous Target Materials, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 41st, abstract #2226.

 

2009

 

Fagan A.L. and Sakimoto S.E.H. (2009), Formation Constraints on Martian North Polar Volcanic Edifices, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 40th, abstract #1976.

 

Fagan A.L. and Sakimoto S.E.H. (2008), Permafrost and/or Lava-ice Interactions as Suggested by Topographic Characteristics of Putative Volcanic Edifices of Borealis Volcanic Field, Mars, Int. Assoc. of Volc. and Chem. of Earth’s Interior General Assembly, Reykjavík, Iceland.

 

2008

 

Fagan A.L. and Sakimoto S.E.H. (2008), Martian Polar Impact Craters: North-South Comparisons and Implications for Target Properties and Polar Processes, Lunar and Planet. Sci. Conf., 39th, abstract #1517.

 

2007

 

Fagan A.L. and Sakimoto S.E.H. (2007), Measuring platy Textures of Putative Martian Frozen seas and/or lava Surfaces Using THEMIS and MOLA data, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 38th, abstract #2384.

 

Fagan A.L., Neal C.R., Salvati L., Sakimoto S., Nakamura Y., Weinberg J. (2007), The case for the Long-Lived Global Lunar Geophysical Network-1: Seismic Data, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 38th, abstract #2416.

 

Sakimoto S.E.H., Gregg T.K.P., and Fagan A.L. (2007) Mechanical and Flow models constraints on the origins of platy flows on Mars: Lava, Frozen Sea, or something rather muddy?, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 38th, abstract #2441.

 

Fagan A.L. and Sakimoto S.E.H. (2007), Martian North Polar Impact Crater Cavity Wall Slopes and Interior Deposit Placement: Implications for Polar Processes, Geol. Soc. Am. Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

 

2006

 

Bacastow, A.L. (née) and Sakimoto S.E.H. (2006), Martian north polar crater morphology: Implication from an aquifer, Lunar Planet. Sci. Conf., 37th, abstract #2239.

 

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